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Lychee vs Persimmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lychee and Persimmon different?

  • Lychee is higher in Vitamin C, however Persimmon is richer in Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Persimmon is 27% higher.

Litchis, raw and Persimmons, native, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lychee
4
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Contains more Phosphorus +19.2%
Contains more Iron +706.5%
Contains more Calcium +440%
Contains more Potassium +81.3%
Equal in Sodium - 1
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 12% 2% 16% 8% 50% 2% 14% 1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 94% 9% 28% 0% 0% 0% 12% 1%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.2%
Contains more Iron +706.5%
Contains more Calcium +440%
Contains more Potassium +81.3%
Equal in Sodium - 1

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lychee
10
:
Equal in Vitamin C - 66
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 239% 0% 2% 0% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 0% 1% 11%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 220% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Equal in Vitamin C - 66

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
25
Lychee
18
Persimmon
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
18
Persimmon

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
5%
Lychee
5%
Persimmon
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
34%
Persimmon
Fats
2%
Lychee
2%
Persimmon

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lychee Persimmon
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Lychee Persimmon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Persimmon
Persimmon contains less Sugars (difference - 15.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Persimmon
Persimmon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.099g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lychee
Lychee is lower in glycemic index (difference - 2)
Which food is cheaper?
Lychee
Lychee is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lychee
Lychee is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (1 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lychee Persimmon Opinion
Calories 66 127 Persimmon
Protein 0.83 0.8 Lychee
Fats 0.44 0.4 Lychee
Vitamin C 71.5 66 Lychee
Carbs 16.53 33.5 Persimmon
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Iron 0.31 2.5 Persimmon
Calcium 5 27 Persimmon
Potassium 171 310 Persimmon
Magnesium 10 Lychee
Sugars 15.23 Persimmon
Fiber 1.3 Lychee
Copper 0.148 Lychee
Zinc 0.07 Lychee
Starch
Phosphorus 31 26 Lychee
Sodium 1 1
Vitamin A 0 Lychee
Vitamin E 0.07 Lychee
Vitamin D 0 Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011 Lychee
Vitamin B2 0.065 Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603 Lychee
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.1 Lychee
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.4 Lychee
Folate 14 Lychee
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.099 Persimmon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12 Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132 Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007 0.014 Persimmon
Threonine 0.041 Persimmon
Isoleucine 0.035 Persimmon
Leucine 0.058 Persimmon
Lysine 0.041 0.045 Persimmon
Methionine 0.009 0.007 Lychee
Phenylalanine 0.036 Persimmon
Valine 0.042 Persimmon
Histidine 0.016 Persimmon
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/nutrients
  2. Persimmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169943/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.